JP Freestyle 2018
Success continued for JP’s freestyle team in 2017 with 2 riders on the PWA podium – Amado Vrieswijk NB-20 and Yentel Caers B-16. Steven Van Broeckhoven won his 5th EFPT title and French youngster Sam Esteve F-79 finished 5th overall in his first full year on the European tour. For 2018 the biggest and smallest sizes have been updated so that the whole freestyle line has the latest compact shortboard look with its awesome handling.
The stable, wide platforms feature the volume flow of the existing shapes with extra thickness and volume in the mid-section. Everything is focused around the turning point where the mast base sits so the boards behave predictably and rotations are quicker and easier. This balance also helps for switch stance moves.
The rather parallel outline in the mid-section results in a maximum planing surface, the rounded tail outline has proven successful for great manoeuvrability and unmatched pop – not just on your first jump but also on your following air moves performed during trick combinations.
A sharp tuck line running from the tail close to the mast base is responsible for great grip and drive that creates maximum speed instantly. Towards the nose, the tuck line turns super soft offering an easy transition from aerial manoeuvres into sliding tricks by stopping the rail from catching.
These performance advantages make it easier to execute all the big moves and leave the window wide open to spice up your moves with extra style.